Patrick Fabian screenplay – Actor | Producer, The Last Exorcism (2010) | Better Call Saul (2015-2020) | Must Love Dogs (2005)
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Patrick Fabian screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Patrick Fabian’s “Dumbass”
Will Hollywood be a Reason for Change in the Injustice against Men and Women Prisoners?
19th March 2021 – An upcoming movie depicting the injustice that men and women had to endure in the state penitentiaries in Texas has been inundated with calls from more than 2000 women urging the production company owned by Hollywood actor, producer and director Patrick Fabian and Adam Sandler, to stick to the real issues behind the Texas Judicial system. A petition was signed by many people that include attorneys, university professors, politicians and family members of the many men and women that are suffering in the state penitentiaries. The idea behind the petition is for the Patrick Fabian production company and Hollywood to stick to the true story about the injustices happening in the state run prisons. It is said that the state has sent more inmates to prison than during the Soviet Union did during their political uprising.
PREMISE: Adam Sandler writes letters and saves numerous women from the monotony of prison life, and later when he gets into trouble with a drug cartel they return the favor by rescuing him.
SETTING: Contemporary, Gatesville Texas. There are four women’s prisons located in Gatesville. And of course, Texas is famous for putting everyone in prison for a long time for little or no reason. The number of women in Texas prisons has doubled in the last ten years. Why don’t we have the “Adam Sandler” character… sending letters to women in prison and being their friend and trying to help them adjust, giving them hope… and when they get out of prison he picks them up so they don’t have to ride the smelly bus back home… but his pickup truck is a junker, smoking and sputtering … worse than the bus. But his heart is in the right place… He’s the last “chivalrous” man on earth.
It is said in the petition that many of the signatories were left distraught to find that many of the first time offenders for violations such as drug peddling have received disproportionate sentences. While some argue that a lenient sentence like rehabilitation would have proven much more inexpensive and an effective solution in tackling this gross miscarriage of justice. The petition was discovered by the women when the screenplay of the movie was donated to all the 580 prisons run by private organizations funded by the state government. It is much more difficult for women who are given much harsher penalties for a violation such as carrying small amount of drugs like Marijuana which coincidentally is legal in 21 states.
About Patrick Fabian’s “Dumbass” Movie
The movie “Dumbass” revolves around the protagonist writing letters to prison inmates to keep their spirits high during their time in prison; only for them to help the main character who gets into trouble with a drug cartel and saving him at the end. The petition urges the production company, Patrick Fabian and Adam Sandler to take this issue seriously due to the hardships faced by women inside prison rather than making light of the situation for their own profits.
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Go ahead and write INT. HOUSE – NEXT DAY in the primary slug indicator, but clarify it by using visuals and or dialogue. For example, show a shop or restaurant turning a closed sign to open. Or show something repetitive that indicates its a new day. By repetitive, I mean something an audience recognizing as happening daily, like mail delivery or the paper boy tossing a paper onto a lawn (this one shows its morning), or use something as simple as a clock. Other visuals to use to show its a new day could be a change of the characters clothing or dialogue where the characters exchange good morning greetings.
Without a proper transition and/or description (action) reference(s), the audience could easily assume its still the same day.
Patrick Fabian – This is where the format error takes place.
The writer finishes a scene INT. HOUSE DAY and the next scene is in the same house only its the next day. 99% of writers will write: INT. HOUSE NEXT DAY. This seems reasonable and looks right, but the audience will never see the script. How do they know its the NEXT DAY?
7. SOMETHING HAS TO HAPPEN, IMMEDIATELY, THAT GIVES US AN IDEA OF WHAT THE STORY IS ABOUT.
Patrick Fabian – And
What we need to know instead is: their DESIRE and WHAT IS BLOCKING THEM. We need to feel HOPE AND FEAR for them. We need to get a sense of the GENRE, a strong sense of MOOD and TONE, and a hint of THEME.
You dont need to detail the family tree or when they moved to whatever house theyre living in or their great love for their first dog.
by: Patrick Fabian – Actor | Producer, The Last Exorcism (2010) | Better Call Saul (2015-2020) | Must Love Dogs (2005)